Ken's Weekly Blog Entry
Posted: August 27, 2018, 12:00am by Ken Canion Print Email
Just One is Never Too Small to Achieve Greatness

People are complacent. Just doing enough to get by is a way of life for many people. Mediocrity is all that can be expected from just one individual, right? If that were true, we wouldn't have incredible leaders and role models in our world to look up to and admire. Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln, Albert Einstein, Nelson Mandela and many more people stood up and did great things. Every single individual has the ability to be great, not just those who have carved out a place in history. One is never too small to achieve greatness.

Once a person has experienced a healthy level of achievement, they discover that it comes with an incredible feeling of self-fulfillment. It is also when people realize that achievement is something that they made happen and it was not a result of luck.

Everyone who wants to achieve can achieve. The trick is that there are certain actions and attitudes that must be embraced and applied in order to experience great achievement. These actions and attitudes open a new world of endless opportunities and can improve all aspects of life.

In order to set out for great achievement, you need to take the first step and that is to decide what you specifically want. You may find yourself stumped by this question and you wouldn't be alone. People often want to experience achievement and success, but they haven't taken the time to think about what, why, or how. Do you want to make a difference in a particular part of your community? Do you want a better job? Do you want to improve your lifestyle? You must figure out what you want before you can actually take the steps necessary to get it.

Next, visualize how you will go about achieving your goals. Be specific in your visualization. Include thoughts of the people involved, colors, sounds and even imagine smells if applicable. Make your vision one that will inspire you.

If you are not willing to take risks, you will never experience great achievement. Risks are often necessary to make changes. Changes are most likely necessary to experience great achievement. When you feel fear at the idea of taking risks, consider the possibility that your risks might actually turn out to be successes.

Get in the mindset to achieve. This means that you have to actually believe that you can experience great achievement all on your own. If you down this even just a little bit, you cannot experience the level of great achievement you want.

One of the best ways to prepare for and continue believing in yourself is to set goals along the way. Each time you reach a goal, you can assess whether you are on course as well as give yourself a bit of a celebratory moment for reaching your milestone. Goals also provide guidelines and can help you to see if you need to make adjustments to future goals.

Regardless of what kind of great achievement you are going for, never give up. It doesn't matter if you take one week or ten years to reach your goals and experience great achievement as long as you persevere. All tasks and accomplishments experience setbacks and difficult times. The ones who experience great achievement are the ones who stick it out and make it through both the good and the bad times.

One can always achieve greatness as long as they can step outside of their comfort zone, adjust their thinking and remain focused. If you are someone who wants to achieve greatness, you can start working on that goal today with the right tools and mindset to get you where you want to be.